Saturday, December 29, 2007
That little Christmas break from this was nice...but now it is time to come back guns blazin'!
In honor of your two humble authors' impending visit to Baltimore for some good ol' wrestling fun, today's All-Star is Mark Calaway.
Granted, the name Mark Calaway means practically nothing to almost everyone outside Mark's family and coworkers. Calaway is better known by his ring name: the Undertaker. The Undertaker is one of the few names that is atop every wrestling fan's list of all-time greats, no matter the criteria. A regular in WWE since 1990, the Undertaker has been at the top of the wrestling game his entire career. Look no further than his unbelievable 15-0 record at Wrestlemania. The wins are impressive no doubt, though one can dismiss them as part of the predetermined nature of wrestling. But what is really impressive is the sheer number of matches, 15 all at mid-card or above status. This translates to the Undertaker being one of the most popular names in the business every year of his career except for the two Wrestlemanias he has missed (both due to injury). Add that to the best gimmick ever, the best entrance ever, an array of extremely impressive moves such as Old School, the Tombstone Piledriver, and the Chokeslam, and some of the most impressive matches ever (including the one below) and you have yourself a legend.